A Summer Reading List

I just bought Carrie Vaughn’s latest Kitty book, KITTY ROCKS THE HOUSE, and I realized that over the next few months there is an avalanche of amazing books on the way.  If you haven’t read the Kitty books I urge you to run out and buy them.  This is one of the most powerful and interesting female protagonists I’ve ever read.

Next up is the final book in the Milkweed Triptych by Ian Tregillis.  The series began with BITTER SEEDS, the second book was THE COLDEST WAR and the final volume, NECESSARY EVIL will be out the end of April.  This is WWII as you’ve never seen it with deep and complex characters, and the most frightening villain ever created.

There’s the new James S.A. Corey novel ABBADON’S GATE due out in June.  This is the third book in the Expanse series, and it’s grand space opera in it’s best tradition.  It’s the kind of book science fiction readers had been longing for, and didn’t know it.  The series starts with LEVIATHAN WAKES, then CALIBAN’S WAR.

The next installment of the Dagger and the Coin from Daniel Abraham will be out in May.  This latest book is titled THE TYRANT’S LAW.  I love this series.  Daniel makes banking fascinating, and the cast of characters is nuanced and fascinating.

This book is already out – CONTROL POINT: FORTRESS FRONTIER by Myke Cole but this is a really interesting book about the use of magic in modern, military setting.  Myke has served and there is a sense of verisimilitude with the combat that other writers just can’t achieve.

And I guess I’ll throw in one of my books here at the end.  BOX OFFICE POISON will be out in early August.  It’s written under my pseudonym Phillipa Bornikova.

So this should keep us happily reading for the next few months.

3 Responses to A Summer Reading List

  • Rick says:

    Nothing about Lowball? 🙁

  • Melinda Snodgrass says:

    It won’t be out this summer. Hopefully by the end of the year. Maybe Christmas. It’s been a… hectic year for George and me.

  • Parris says:

    there’s a new Kitty novel? Always happy when Carrie releases a new story about Kitty. Have the new Corey on order, as well as the Abraham, and, of course, BOP, and am impatiently waiting for Tor to final release LONDON FALLING so I can catch up with all my in-the-know UK friends who enjoyed it immensely.

    Right now I’m just grazing on all the magazines I’ve stacked up for the past few months, you know the pile: serious/interesting long articles put off to read ‘when I have the time’ result in towering stacks of a half-dozen different titles with one issue over a year old at the bottom, plus a few cozy medieval mysteries for variety.

    I’m saving the last installment of the Scalzi serial for a long soak in the tub, with a LUSH bath bomb and a glass of something this weekend as a reward for completing several IRS-related Loathsome Tasks I’ve been avoiding for months.

    Here’s to enjoying some new reads this spring and summer.

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